Tianfu Yao

Favourite Thing: Communicating and discussing new problems and novel solutions; traveling around the world when attending conferences; also getting high power laser output.




Optoelectronics BSc (with First class honours) in China.

Work History:

Current Job:

2nd year PhD student


Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

Me and my work

High power fibre lasers with high slope efficiency and low quantum defect.

My Typical Day

I work in the lab, run simulation, and write papers.

What I'd do with the money

To attend a workshop or a conference on fibre lasers

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Travel with my friends

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

What did you want to be after you left school?

To be a teacher maybe.

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

Work photos:

Office entrance. myimage1